Archive for January 8th, 2010

Options Recap, 01/08/10

VIX, X, AA, SRS, MOT

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Option Volume Leaders as of 4:20 PM

Symbol Name Contracts Calls Puts Spot (Delayed) Spot Chg C Citigroup Inc 695,896 70.3% 29.7% $3.59 -0.06 BAC Bank of America Corporation 377,573 62.1% 37.9% $16.78 -0.15 GE General Electric Company 284,715 71.9% 28.1% $16.6 +0.35 X US Steel Corp 185,970 55.3% 44.7% $65.34 +4.43 AAPL Apple Inc 180,171 59.8% 40.2% $211.98 +1.40 F Ford [...]

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Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) $30.84 -1.25%

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) with some late day action. Shares are down 43 cents to $30.80 and recent trades include a sweep of 9238 Jan 31 calls at the offer, 35 cents. 9440 now traded vs. 1894 contracts of open interest. No headlines on the stock. Earnings expected early February and after the expiration.

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Weatherford International Ltd (WFT) $20.48 +4.13%

Weatherford (WFT) shares jumped 4 percent to $20.46 amid heavy trading in the options market Friday. No news on the oil and gas driller, but it’s the second time this week that bullish flow surfaced in the name. May 20 call buyers were noted Monday. Today, Jan 21 calls are the most actives. 24.5K traded, [...]

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Alcoa Inc (AA) $16.94 +1.99%

Options action is heating up in Alcoa (AA). The aluminum company unofficially kicks of the fourth quarter earnings reporting season with a release Monday, after market. Shares are up 33 cents to $16.94. 94K AA calls and 28K puts traded on the session. The top trade is 5195 Jan 17.5 calls on the bid, 37 [...]

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PepsiCo Inc (PEP) $60.60 -0.61%

From Steve Smith. Pepsico shares are off 40c to $60.60 and option volume is 3x the daily average. Driving the activity is buying in the April $65 call which has traded some 15,000 contracts against prior open interest of 8,563 contracts. The volume is 78% on the ask including a three 3,000+ contract blocks at [...]

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PepsiCo Inc (PEP) $60.60 -0.61%

Pepsico shares are off 40c to $60.60 and option volume is 3x the daily average. Driving the activity is buying in the April $65 call which has traded some 15,000 contracts against prior open interest of 8,563 contracts. The volume is 78% on the ask including a three 3,000+ contract blocks at the 65c asking [...]

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Put/Call Ratio Leaders* as of 3:00 PM

Symbol Name Puts Calls RealTime P/C Avg P/C MTLQQ Motors Liquidation Company 4,806 2 2403.00 4.69 AEIS Advanced Energy 2,973 14 212.36 0.26 BYD Boyd Gaming Corp 6,016 30 200.53 0.70 HBI Hanesbrands Inc 11,256 74 152.11 0.65 PWR Quanta Services Inc 3,046 88 34.61 0.48 PARD Poniard Pharmaceuticals Inc 9,205 478 19.26 2.16 NUVA [...]

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Unit Corp (UNT) $48.55 +1.00%

From Steve Smith. Unit Corp, a contract oil drilling company, shares are up 50c to $48.55, a fresh 52-week high, and have gained some 35% in the past month. Today option volume is running 6x the daily average with the notable trade in the February $50 calls which has traded 5,700 contracts, including a 3,700 [...]

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Unit Corp (UNT) $48.44 +0.77%

Unit Corp, a contract oil drilling company, shares are up 50c to $48.55, a fresh 52-week high, and have gained some 35% in the past month. Today option volume is running 6x the daily average with the notable trade in the February $50 calls which has traded 5,700 contracts, including a 3,700 contract block, in [...]

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